Drummond, who runs a popular blog about her life in the country and the hearty fare she serves her family, picked five recipes that her husband, Ladd, particularly likes. Since the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, read on to find inspiration from these delicious dishes.
Toasted RavioliMakes 24 ravioli
4 cups vegetable or canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup half-and-half
2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
12 frozen beef ravioli
12 frozen cheese ravioli
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
2 cups jarred marinara sauce, heated
1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Bring the temperature to 400 degrees. (The temperature will lower once the frozen raviolis are dropped in.)
2. Place the all-purpose flour in a dish, then whisk together the egg and half-and-half in a separate dish. Pour the breadcrumbs into a separate dish.
3. Grab the ravioli (they should be frozen solid), and one at a time, drop them into the egg mixture. Quickly dredge them in the flour, then dunk them once again in the egg mixture, then coat them in the breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate, repeating until they're all coated.
4. Three or four at a time, drop the breaded ravioli into the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the surface is golden brown and the filling is hot. Remove, and drain them on a paper towel.
5. Transfer the ravioli to a serving platter with the marinara sauce and sprinkle on the Parmesan and the parsley. Dig in immediately!
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